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Metro showcases Irish folk music

Date 9 Mar 2007
Author The Editor
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Metro is giving young North East folk musicians the opportunity to showcase their talents by broadcasting traditional Irish music at stations, from a CD they have recorded specially for St Patrick's Day. The musicians, students from Newcastle University's folk and traditional music degree course, have recorded eight classic Irish songs to capture the mood of St Patrick's Day. These songs will be broadcast over the public address system on the day.

Some of the hits which Metro passengers can expect to hear include 'The Wild Rover', 'I'll Tell Me Ma' and 'Red is the Rose'. The Irish music on Metro is just one of a number of events taking place in the centre of Newcastle to celebrate St Patrick's Day. There will be the outdoor Shamrock stage at Grey's Monument in Newcastle city centre with live music from 11am until 2pm. Dozens of other venues are also staging live music event across the city.

Emma Holmes, Commercial Director of Metro, said: “St Patrick's Day promises to be a big event in Newcastle this year with plenty going on and I'm delighted that Metro and these young musicians are able to play their part in what should be a hugely successful day. “Hopefully the Irish music will help our customers to get in the mood for the celebrations.”

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